Freshwater Prawn Culture: The Farming of Macrobrachium Rosenbergii

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Michael Bernard New, Wagner Cotroni Valenti
John Wiley & Sons, Apr 15, 2008 - Technology & Engineering - 464 pages
The farming of the freshwater prawn Macrobrachium rosenbergii has developed rapidly during recent years. Advances in techniques, and the huge expansion of world demand for this species, continue to stimulate the growth of a multi-million dollar industry.


This landmark publication is a compendium of information on every aspect of the farming of M. rosenbergii. A comprehensive review of the status of freshwater prawn farming research, development and commercial practice, the book is intended to stimulate further advances in the knowledge and understanding of this important field.


An extremely well-known and internationally-respected team of contributing authors have written cutting edge chapters covering all major aspects of the subject. Coverage includes biology, hatchery and grow-out culture systems, feeds and feeding, up-to-date information on the status of freshwater prawn farming around the world, post-harvest handling and processing, markets, and economics and business management. Further chapters are devoted to the culture of other prawn species, prawn capture fisheries and the sustainability of freshwater prawn culture. Contributions to the book have been brought together and edited by Michael New and Wagner Valenti, themselves widely known for their work in this area.


The comprehensive information in Freshwater Prawn Culture will give an important commercial edge to anyone involved in the culture and trade of freshwater prawns. Readership should include prawn farm personnel, business managers and researchers, and invertebrate, freshwater and crustacean biologists. Copies of the book should be available on the shelves of all libraries in research establishments and universities where aquaculture and fisheries are studied and taught.


Michael Bernard New, OBE is a Past-President of the World Aquaculture Society and President-Elect of the European Aquaculture Society; Wagner Cotroni Valenti is a Professor at the Aquaculture Center, São Paulo State University, Brazil.

 

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Contents

The farming of Macrobrachium rosenbergii 1 History and Global Status of Freshwater Prawn Farming
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The farming of Macrobrachium rosenbergii 2 Nomenclature and Taxonomy
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The farming of Macrobrachium rosenbergii 3 Biology
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The farming of Macrobrachium rosenbergii 4 Broodstock Management
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The farming of Macrobrachium rosenbergii 5 Flowthrough Hatchery Systems and Management
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The farming of Macrobrachium rosenbergii 6 Recirculation Hatchery Systems and Management
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The farming of Macrobrachium rosenbergii 7 Larval Prawn Feeds and the Dietary Importance of Artemia
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The farming of Macrobrachium rosenbergii 8 Nursery Systems and Management
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The farming of Macrobrachium rosenbergii 14 Growout Systems Water Quality and Soil Management
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The farming of Macrobrachium rosenbergii 15 Health Management
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The farming of Macrobrachium rosenbergii 16 The Biology and Management of Size Variation
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The farming of Macrobrachium rosenbergii 17 Commercial Freshwater Prawn Farming Around the World
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The farming of Macrobrachium rosenbergii 18 Postharvest Handling and Processing
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The farming of Macrobrachium rosenbergii 19 Marketing and Preparation for Consumption
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The farming of Macrobrachium rosenbergii 20 Economics and Business Management
369
The farming of Macrobrachium rosenbergii 21 Culture of Other Prawn Species
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The farming of Macrobrachium rosenbergii 9 Growout Systems Site Selection and Pond Construction
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The farming of Macrobrachium rosenbergii 10 Growout Systems Monoculture
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The farming of Macrobrachium rosenbergii 11 Growout Systems Culture in Temperate Zones
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The farming of Macrobrachium rosenbergii 12 Growout Systems Polyculture and Integrated Culture
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The farming of Macrobrachium rosenbergii 13 Nutrition Feeds and Feeding
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The farming of Macrobrachium rosenbergii 22 Prawn Capture Fisheries and Enhancement
411
The farming of Macrobrachium rosenbergii 23 Sustainability of Freshwater Prawn Culture
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The farming of Macrobrachium rosenbergii Index
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Michael Bernard New, OBE is a Past-President of the World Aquaculture Society and President-Elect of the European Aquaculture Society; Wagner Cotroni Valenti is a Professor at the Aquaculture Center, São Paulo State University, Brazil.

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